Breast cancer is the most common cause of cancer in women in the United States and in 2008, 210,203 women were diagnosed with this serious disease. But did you know that being physically active, staying at a healthy weight, and getting regular screenings can lower the risk for chronic health problems like breast cancer?
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM), and efforts are being made to educate and empower women about their health to help prevent this serious disease. As a community, there are many things that can be done to help lower women’s risk of breast cancer. Get involved in community groups to help:
Although we have made great strides regarding breast cancer awareness and treatment, there is still much to accomplish. NBCAM is dedicated to educating and empowering women to take charge of their own breast health, this month, and all year long. So dedicate this month to the women in your life and spread the word. What is your community doing to raise awareness this month?
Want to know more?
Women’s Health: http://www.cdc.gov/women/
Breast Cancer Information: http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/breast/